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, a softening from his position on iran, there were back-channel talks between the united states and iran about talking about getting together. not yet agreed to by the ayatollah for iran, or from the united states, but the agreement of the diplomatic issues are a good thing, you may hear more rhetoric on benghazi and libya, but mitt romney wants to keep the focus on the economy and both candidates will talk about china quite a bit. china's impact on ohio, they're all looking towards voters in ohio, the battleground states. >> andrea mitchell. we don't have you home for long, given your world travel and view of the world right now, what is the most urgent and pressing issue that could come up tonight? one that will live well beyond the debates? well, i think afghanistan and troops, tens of thousands, that is very important. but the most pressing issue right now seems to be syria, the united states can no longer ignore that situation, a huge hole that is sucking in other countries. so far 30,000 people killed in syria, and it is clear that that conflict is a regional war with other countries bec
by our allies. i think the tension between israel and the united states was very unfortunate. i think also pulling our missile defense program out of poland and the way we did was also unfortunate in terms of, if you will, disrupting the relationship in some ways that existed between us. and then, of course, with regards to standing for our principles, when the students took to the streets in tehran and the people there protested, the green revolution occurred for the president to be silent, i thought, was an enormous mistake. we have to stand for our principles, stand for our allies, stand for a strong military and stand for a stronger economy. >> mr. president. >> america remains the one indispensable nation. and the world needs a strong america, and it is stronger now than when i came into office. because we ended the war in iraq, we were able to refocus our attention on not only the terrorist threat but also beginning a transition process in afghanistan. it also allowed us to refocus on alliances and relationships that had been neglected for a decade. and governor romney, our alli
handling of the 9/11 attack in libya? >> when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony, of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. and we're going to find out. >> we cover it all this morning with our own debate. joining the conversation, virginia's republican governor bob mcdonnell. former democratic governor of michigan jennifer granholm. atlanta's democratic mayor kasim reed. republican strategist alex castellanos. and nbc's tom brokaw. >>> and later, politics, satire, and lots of laughs. i go one-on-one with stephen colbert. in character -- >> i don't really watch the news so much. i come in around 6:30 and i just say the opposite of whatever rachel maddow says the night before. and comedy just helps an idea go down. that's all. and it just makes you listen for a minute. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. it is a critical time in the race for the white house now. over the next eight days, think about it, we'll see the final two
. >> the united states military has begun strikes. >> reporter: at first -- >> one, two, three -- >> reporter: the -- the war had momentum. and a clear purpose. al qaeda with bases in afghanistan attacked the united states on 9/11. just three months later, the u.s. drove the taliban from power. al qaeda and osama bin laden were on the run. it was done with a few hundred cia officers, special forces, and air power. a quick victory. but not decisive. and then came the distraction of a new war, in iraq. the taliban regrouped, and the u.s. began a nation-building project that has been far less successful. the government washington helped put in place is widely considered corrupt. president karzai is supposed to be out by 2015. but afghans don't believe it. the war has brought some benefits to afghans. 3 million girls now go to school. that was banned under the taliban. better health care and new clinics have boosted life expectancies by as much as 22 years. but those gains could temporary. if the villagers in shakar dhara are right and the afghan government can't hold the country together, the ta
for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you can reach tens of millions of people? why isn't it too late to believe that after you announce your running mate, after you have your own convention, that you can restart with the presidential debates? >> absolutely. you'll have tens of millions of people for the very first time, david, really tuning in and paying attention to this race. and also for the first time you're going to have them be able to make a direct side-by-side comparison. remember, at the end of the day, campaigns are about the candidates. and they're going to be able to see the two candidates next to each other, debating each other, and governor romney i know will do a great job on wednesday night laying out his vision for america's future and making the
to be president of the united states of america. at a time when people are craving authenticity, i think joe biden delivered for the president. i think he activated the democratic base. and i think you'll see it in this week's numbers. >> governor, what do you think we learned about paul ryan? >> well, let me first say joe biden is authentic. and last week he said two important things to every voter. one, that the middle class has been buried during the last four years. of course, he's been in charge the last four years. number two, that absolutely obama and biden are going to raise your taxes about $2 trillion over the next four years. so what i would say is what we learned about paul ryan is he is thoughtful, he understands the budget better than anybody else, and that the top issue facing the country isn't bain capital, isn't mitt romney's tax returns, it isn't big bird, it's how to get the greatest country on earth out of debt and back to work. and when you look at 23 million americans unemployed, $16 trillion in debt, doubling gas prices, no coherent energy strategy, it's clear to me that the
.s. officials say iran has agreed to nuclear talks. the united states and iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over iran's nuclear program, according to obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomat effort to avoid a military strike on iran. it's been suggested that the talks wait until after the presidential election. but a senior administration official said telling their american counterparts they want to know with whom they would be negotiating. what is your reaction to this? >> well, my reaction is the white house has denied it, so i don't think there's much more to talk about. they denied that. obviously, war is always the last option. no one wants a war. we would hope this could get solved in another way. i think the military option has to be on the table, and both candidates have said that. and i think there is also concern. and i'm not talking about this story but just in general that iran has often used negotiations in the past to buy themselves time. but the white house is denying that story th
expected that the presidents of the united states would be able to describe what he is going to be able to do in the next four years be, he can't. >> you've heard of the square deal. mitt romney is trying to tell you a sketchy deal. we are not buying it. >> the verbal jabs continue. the third and final debate will be next monday evening in florida, which is as you probably know another key battleground state. >>> the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled after last night's debate. but for all the posturing and verbal attacking, did president obama and governor romney keep their accusations and their explanations on point? in tonight's reality check, sam brock takes a closer look at the claims both candidates made in the heat of the moment. >> janelle, good evening. there are a few things about the debate that are not really debatable. there were definitely some heated exchanges last night. and the candidates seemed to pick and choose their responses at times completely irregardless of the questions being asked. you can manufacturer responses, but you can't tamp were the facts. >> w
,000 centrifuges spinning uranium preparing to create a nuclear threat to the united states and to the world. that's unacceptable for us and it's essential for a president to show strength. >> reporter: mr. obama said he has. >> we've put in the toughest, most crippling sanctions ever. >> they do work. you're seeing it right now in the economy. >> the disagreement i have with governor romney is that during the course of this campaign he's often talked as if we should take premature military action. >> of course military action is the last resort. >> reporter: they touched on economic issues. >> i will get america working again. >> reporter: president obama recycling an attack. >> both home and abroad he has proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: their final face to face. the election two weeks away. >> reporter: again, this race looks tied, and both sides agree, nothing, no one single thing is more likely to affect the outcome of this campaign than this debate. in boca raton, florida, i'm steve handlesman, nbc news. lynn, back to you. >> steve, thanks so much. well, nbc's andrea mitche
traveled between the united states, the middle east and europe. he was bit by a mexican bat in march on a visit home to southern contra costa county. the bat was on the ground. when a friend put it 18 bag the victim reached in and was bit. he could have passed rabies on to another human being. >> four people were identified and three people indicated perhaps contact with saliva and those people were offered and chose to receive precautionary treatment. that treatment is five injections in the arm. once people develop symptoms it's too late. it's almost always fatal. >> outside the united states a total of 23 people elected to get treatment for rabies just in case. 59 were interviewed after coming in contact with the man. he traveled to nine countries and died in july in a swiss hospital. >> hayward police shot and killed a suspected car thief after they say he failed to obey orders to show him his hands. this morning a suspicious vehicle was reported to police. the officer who arrived determined it had been stolen. when he approached the man refused to raise his hand and reached for
sandy on the east coast that will impact travel across the entire united states throughout next five to seven days. we'll have the full forecast track and latest from the east coast. our next rain is in that 7-day forecast and also going to mean more sierra snow. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> we have a change of scenery for the giants in detroit for the world series, this morning the team boarded the buses at at&t. there's tim lincecum and fans were there to cheer on the team. not just the giants who left san francisco, much of the front office also headed east as well as the players and famil
, and that means we change our tax code to give incentives to companies investing in the united states and can creating jobs here. it means we help them and small businesses to export all around the world to new markets. number two, we've got to make sure that we have the best education system in the world, and the fact you're going to college is great, but i want everybody to get a great education. we worked hard to make sure student loans are available for folks like you. i want it to nmake sure that th community colleges are offering slots for workers retrained for jobs right now and the jobs of the future. number three, we have to control our own energy. not only oil and natural gas, which we've been investing in, but also we have to make sure we're building the energy source of the future. not just thinking about next year but ten years from now, 20 years from now. that's why we invest in solar and wind and biofuels. energy efficient cars. we have to reduce our deficit, but in a balanced way. asking the wealthy to pay more along with cuts to invest in education like yours. let's take the
in finance and the warning christine lagarde has for the united states. >>> brewing up profits the ceo who can fix what ails startup companies and a program to raise a glad glass and lend a hand. >>> didn't get enough matt damon last week? neither did we. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. a big blunder many the release of google's earnings on thursday. the earnings came out midday, hours before they were scheduled to be released. the company says it was due to a mistake by the financial printer r.r. donnelly, which in turn blamed human error. the earnings weren't good. google missed on revenue and profit and the stock plummeted. >>> and citigroup announced the departure of vikram pandit after a clash with the board of directors he was to be replaced by michael corbat who with was a citigroup insider. i spoke to him soon after his rez ig nation and he told me quote this was my decision.
. >> reporter: good morning, chris. as we see our gas prices in the united states rising, the election here in oil-rich venezuela takes on importance. at 6:00 a.m. the polls opened here and in this country, which is about twice the size of california, it's expected there will be a 90% voter turnout today. venezuela is the fourth largest supplier of oil to the united states. and this country has the largest oil reserves in the world. how different are things here because of that? pull into a gas station in venezuela and it takes less than $3 to fill up an empty suv. but oil production in venezuela has dropped 30% in the last decade, which is one reason for hour higher gas prices. oil industry experts in the united states say president hugo chavez, who's been no friend of the united states, has failed to invest in the oil industry that he nationalized in the early 2000s. challenging chavez is 40-year-old enrique. he's thin, energetic and some say the sexy candidate. a sign that folks here feel the vote could be close and perhaps contested. grocery stores have been mobbed as if residents are p
with new ideas and energy. and they saw the president of the united states sleep walking. >> mike, i don't think -- >> let me finish. the tired contrast rang a bell. romney has ideas, and the president has no vision for his second term. and i think that's what hurt him. >> mike, i don't doubt this was someone they had never seen before. i think there were people in the romney campaign who had never seen this candidate. a week ago paul ryan was asked to explain the math of a $4.8 trillion tax cut. and he said i don't have time. mitt romney said we just don't do math. like math doesn't exist. let me finish. you simply cannot wish away the existence of your entire campaign platform. as inconvenient as it may be when somebody says to you, ok, if you're going to reduce revenue by $4. trillion, you're not going to tell us one loophole you'd close, you're not going to run up the deficit or taxes on the middle class. >> very quickly -- >> no, no. it goes back to bill clinton. >> there was a story out yesterday that that claim is fiction because you don't count the loophole closing. >> what looph
it was a very important one, because i just won tacos for everybody in the united states. so i feel happy that i brought everybody together in the united states and it's a great moment for all of america. >> looks like the beatles showed up at the taco bell. you see the lines outthe door. the free promotion ended just about seven minutes ago. taco bell also announced it will pick a new giveaway day for the people affected by hurricane sandy. >>> nbc bay area is the proud broadcast home of the giants. we're happy to provide live coverage of the parade. we have several crews on the ground and in the air and we're going to broad cad this parade on air and online. >>> other news now, a terrifying case of deja vu along the california coast. for the second time in nearly a week, a shark attacked a surfer. this time near eureka. that's the surf board. look at the bite mark. it apparently took a big one. now the surfer, a 25-year-old man, has a 14-inch bite wound and other injuries on his body. two of his friends, one who just happened to be an emt, used their bodies to stop the victim's bleeding until
the program of every single disapointing piece of chinese data. or we can recognize that the united states is starting to become the more dominant market on the earth. today is the perfect example. we woke up to news that once again, some data point from china showed a further decline and that clearly faltered the economy. then that negativity was tossed to europe. will spain take the bailout or not? it's the european spinoff of deal or no deal. by the time we get to our market, i saw this morning at 4:00 a.m., we were looking down substantially. eight of us on world bank survey. i have to admit that when i heard the litany, my first reaction was, oh, here we go again. get ready to baton down the hatches because of the chinese slow down and the european stalemate. i tweeted just that at 4:15. i said here we go again, get ready. but the more i thought about it, the more i realized, are you kidding me? this again? these two headlines? are they even headlines? when they were first in the news, they were clearly disruptive forces, just terrorizing. they stayed that way for many, many months. b
do that by appointing preet bharara as attorney general of the united states of america and have him go after all of these insider traders and crooks that populate the banks. they should be indicted, not need to settle where they can pay the government in money funded by the shareholders rather than the wrongdoers. at the same time, presidential candidate interested in higher stock prices should vow to bring back arthur leavitt. the best sec chair we've ever had so the playing field could be leveled and all the ridiculous financial engineering including elimination of the uptick rule should be rolled back tomorrow. third, i would say from the first day in office, i demand that all federal vehicles be retrofitted to run on natural gas engines to clean up the skies and hire hundreds of thousands of americans to build up the infrastructure to handle the federal vehicles. that would force the hand of the trucking companies to switch from dirty, expensive imported diesel and cause gasoline to go down in price for all of us. because of the liquefied natural gas competition. we need to star
. and as of this morning, courtney, both sides, the united states and the iranian government, are denying a report in "the new york times" that they have agreed to sit down one-on-one after the u.s. elections and discuss iran's nuclear program. of course, that program has been a source of tension not only to the united states and iran and the rest of the world and iran for that matter but also between the united states and israel. you remember benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister with the united nations just a couple of weeks ago, drew that famous red line, urging the united states to get tougher with iran. but all parties agree on one thing. iran must not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon. they are processing uranium right now. it is not yet weapons grade. two weeks before an election, the day before the eve of that foreign policy debate, that news would have been a blockbuster but a white house spokesman says sanctions are working. while the white house is willing to sit down one-on-one with iran, no such agreement has been reached at this point, courtney. >> mike, thank you. >>> autumn gasoline
. >> he says anybody working in the united states pays into medicare and pays federal and state taxes and should be entitled to this treatment. >>> okay, pick your players, the gia giants, eagles. >> and even if you're not a sailor, it is still ease to watch america's cup. there is an exclusive look at today's action. >> reporter: hey, thank you, a big weekend here in the bay area also means a big two days of raising the america's world cup series. the fleet racing today saw terry hutchison take a victory, as well as ben ainsley. but the matchup was great work. on a day where we saw natalie coglin riding with new zealand's team, ben ainsley takes the second week of the round two, cup series, we found the most winning skipper supporting the giants into the post season with the fs logo on his boat. and what looked like victory, it was ruled he had not correctly rounded mark four and thus didn't finish. so thus, the swedish team advances to the finals to take on the crew. the final four and the championship finals of match racing set for saturday on the bay. now keep in mind we will have
the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what is going on. >> reporter: back in cincinnati, a bakery is pulling ohio voters with cookie sales. so far it's obama in the lead. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, cincinnati. >>> back here at home, fremont's solyndra may be bankrupt, but its lawyers are still fighting, suing the company's chinese competitors. solyndra's attorneys filed a lawsuit in san francisco federal court claiming the chinese companies conspired to create a monopoly in solar panel manufacturing, and they were supported by chinese banks which offered them below market loan rates. solyndra is seeking damages of at least $1.5 billion for the loss of its business. a director, though, for one of the chinese companies tells bloomberg the lawsuit is solyndra's way of making china a scapegoat for its failure. >>> a down day for stocks. the market closed today with its worst week since early june. now the day started with modest gains, but ended mixed afte
by the united states navy and the blue angels. and those huge crowds will also see some of the top skippers in the world humming some of the fastest boats on water in fleet and match race competitions. and one of those skippers, the winningest sir russell coutts leading his oracle crew against the swedish artemis team in the first match race. the oracle supporting the giants with the sf logo on their boats. and in what looked like a victory coutts, it was ruled he had not correctly rounded four. so he was disqualified. so artemis advances to face jimmy spithill's oracle usa team. and so the final four and the championship finals of the match racing competition all set for saturday on the bay. and now coming up at 6:00, we will go 25 years back in time to look at the 1987 america's cup where dennis conner and stars and stripes took the cup back from the awustralians, what wer you doing in 1987? i think i was doing my algebra work. >> i was there in san diego watching it in the late 80s. >> i was doing my math homework as well. >> laurence son the water. kate longworth is in detroit. jaymee i
of the countries of the united states depends on for oil venezuela which has been ruled for 14 years president hugo chavez. he's facing a challenge of his power. it's a high stakes race people are watching very closely. we have our report from caracus. >> reporter: voters say today's election will determine how the oil population of the world uses its well. if hugo chavez wins another presidential third term, it will help his agenda. chavez says he uses exports to benefit the poor. voters love chavez because he gives them low cost housing and food. >> chavez has the interest of the people. >> reporter: pollsters say he has a good shot at victory. at 40, he's young, energetic, and some say, sexy. what does an election here in south america mean to the united states? oil experts say the oil here in venezuela will impact how much we as americans pay in gas. >> if chavez gets reelected, i suppose we'll see lower crude oil sales to the u.s. and that's going to cost the consumer more money for their gasoline. >> reporter: today most ralliers rallied tweeting, get out the votes. street cry is rampant and
. the ambassador from libya to the united states will be here. >> reporter: stevens' parents will not take the podium, but they shared with us how proud they are of their son. >> he was a great big brother. he watched over his brothers and sister. and he was -- he was a responsible person. >> he wasn't the kind of diplomat to sit in the office and attend receptions and just be a formal person. he was a man of the people. >> reporter: those are the kinds of memories folks will have a chance to share as they show their gratitude for stevens' sacrifice. >> with the turnout of the people here in san francisco, the bay area, and wherever they have come from will show that their son was loved, was respected, and is honored here today. >> reporter: and you are seeing a live look at that memorial taking place as we speak in the rotunda of city hall here in san francisco. senator dianne feinstein is speaking. also present is congresswoman barbara lee, and the libyan ambassador to the united states will also speak. this memorial is scheduled to go until 6:00 tonight. from here the family will take t
of oil and gas properties across the united states. they are able to maintain or grow cash flow. they are not squash buckling drillers. they are the opposite of wild caters. but the production is 100% hedge. i look at the high prices. you don't have to worry about volatile commodity prices. since 2003 the company has made 54 acquisitions for a total of $10 billion. during 2012 alone the company bought 1.2 oil and gas properties in the kansas basin. bp was so strapped for cash. boo! and in july line hit up bp again and acquired 23% interest in the field in exchange for recovering $400 million. it is a tremendous company with a fantastic growth prospect. considering in five years stocks give you a 123% return. however, europe line has a flaw. and that flaw explains why they created linco. the problem is this. line energy is not really a stock. it is a master limited partnership. the rules about how the mlp's are taxed are different than the rules regarding the taxation. these rules make mlp's very unappealing to certain types of investors. bear with me for this. if you own an mlp
overseas and filling our streets over here. >> this war is destroying the united states. >> he scolded his fellow senators who supported it. >> we need to end that war and get on with what are the real problems before the nation. >> it was and an unabashed liberal that the democrats nominated him in 1972, it was snake bit from the start. >> come home to the conviction that we can move our country forward, come home to the belief that we can see a newer world. >> when his running mate missouri senator tom eagle on the revealed he had had electroshock therapy for depression, he came off the ticket. despite the efforts of a young campaign staff, including a young man named bill clinton who ran the effort in texas, on election night george mcgovern was crushed by richard nixon. >> we can see the dimensions of nixon's landslide tonight. >> he didn't even win his home state. a new years later the reagan revolution ended him off and he lost his united states senate seat. >> i leave the senate and the service of south dakota with very deep personal satisfaction. >> after such crushing defeat he ke
it was a very important one. just won tacos for everybody in the united states. i feel happy. i feel happy i brought everybody together in the united states. and it's a great moment for america. >> one of america's proudest moments. taco tuesday, a whole new way. forget the tacos. half of the people were there to see angel pagan in person. they can see him tomorrow in the parade. >>> when we wake up in the morning, how does it look? >> we have clouds spilling in. and maybe rain late. like 3:00 late. >> thanks for joining us tonight. >> we'll see you tomorrow. bye-bye. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- from "wreck it ralph," john c. reilly. fro
's incredible. just another way febreze helps you breathe happy. >>> believe it or not, the united states of america is perhaps the strongest big economy on earth right now. europe's struggling to stay afloat. china's slowing down. but despite all the gloom and doom you hear endlessly from politicians on both sides of the aisle, the u.s. is actually coming back and we're coming back stronger than you think. that's one of the reasons why we came out here to youngstown, ohio, which is not just sitting on top of a gigantic natural gas deposit, it's also the industrial hub of the largest state in the rust belt. that's why we're in canton. but you know what? maybe the rust belt isn't quite so rusty anymore. everybody acts like all the good manufacturing jobs have gone to china, yet the best manufacturers on earth are still right here in america. take timken, tkr, an ohio-based company that was founded more than a century ago, when they made roller bearings for mule-drawn carts. these days timken makes the bearings for precision tasks like the mars rover and the wheels on your jet aircraft. the
, one that carries 70% of all canada's oil exports in the united states. it has more than $30 billion worth of secured and potential projects on the drawing board. not to mention creation of tens of thousands of jobs, maybe even more. something that governor romney suggested last night could happen if we simply unleash the power of the energy industry and the infrastructure demands. they yield 2.8%, they have potential to boost it 11% to 15% annually. they have already given you a 30% return since we spoke to the former ceo a little more than a year ago. for some bizarre reason there were many doubters about the stock, not this guy. we want to know if the stock has more room to run. let's talk to al monico who just this week took out over as enbridge's ceo. welcome to "mad money." >> nice to be here. >> please sit down. thank you for coming on our show. i know you just took over. this is a great opportunity. >> glad to be here. >> you're kind of the man of the hour, frankly. governor romney starts the debate basically talking about energy and saying how many jobs could be created. if
asylum in the united states. >>> japan was hit by a typhoon, which was strong enough to overturn vehicles on the island of okinawa. more than 140 people were injured and tens of thousands lost electrical power. >>> here is something to wet your whistle. a "usa today" study of 100 locations over the last ten years show water prices have doubled in a quarter of the cities and towns and even tripled due in part to repairs to a crumbling infrastructure. >>> here is an early look at wow howe wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,437 after falling 38 points, the s&p lost six and the nasdaq down 20. taking a look at overseas trading, in tokyo the nikkei dropped 73 points while in hong kong the hang seng was closed for a holiday. >>> as a new quarter begins and presidential candidates prepare to square off, economic data will be of particular interest to wall street and main street this week. the september employment report comes out friday but will be high on the agenda all week. ben bernanke will also get a lot of attention when minutes from the latest policy meeting are relea
beat the united states in dramatic fashion in the ryder cup golf tournament. >> came back and shocked team usa. one player was confused of the u.s. time zone. the european guy nearly blew his day to change the outcome. rory mcilroy had to be rushed to the golf course by chicago police in an escort. barely made his tee time. the world's top ranked golfer was watching the network the night before and announcing his tee time in eastern time. mcilroy bummed a ride from the illinois state patrol. >> thanks for being with us. join us tonight. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done what i thought was impossible: you made good-for-you, gluten-free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband rob found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors you're making it very hard to choose. so thanks. from your fans, the mcgregor family. 'cause we love chex. [ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook.
on the west coast of the united states yesterday? one of the warmest october days in southern california. 95 officially in l.a. vegas at 98. we had numerous locations near 100. it was very warm in san francisco, 91 degrees. the pink shading in here just outside of sacramento to the north there all in the 100-degree range. today a little cooler but still similar. we haven't had a big change of air mass. if anything, we have a little more of the onshore flow. areas closer to the coast will stay cool. if you're inland in california, a very hot day today, along with all your friends in arizona. this front will eventually try to sink down through the northern rockies and will bring much cooler air in the days ahead. seattle will get a little taste of that today with a temperature of 60 degrees. you notice we're warm from l.a. to vegas and even the inner mountain shortly. 97 in sacramento and red bluff near 99. today should be just like yesterday. >>> it looks to stay very warm in the west. but it won't be quite as hot as we go throughout the rest of the week. >>> thanks so much. >>> coming up, ma
romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard at debate number one. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, denver, colorado. >>> and of course tonight nbc is going to have complete coverage of this first presidential debate anchored by brian williams along the best political team in the business. it all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 p.m. pacific. >>> elsewhere, a judge in pennsylvania has blocked the state's stricter voter i.d. law from taking effect this november. after weeks of protests, the ruling means that voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a state approved i.d. to cast ballots on election day. the judge said he was concerned that the law could prevent some people from voting. stricter voter i.d. laws in four states remain, but tougher laws in at least six other states were either shelved or watered down including those in florida, ohio and of course now in pennsylvania. >>> american airlines now says it knows why passenger seats broke loose causing a pair of emergency landings. the airline originally called for eight
's returning to the united states since 1995. getting back to its roots, the america's cup world series. we mentioned plenty of events. while you're out here watching the boats, fleet week will be up above, san francisco giants in the playoffs and much more action. a little bit of cloud cover, sun and overall, temperatures will remain cooler. on that 7-day forecast, we have low to mid-70s happening friday, saturday and sunday. and potentially a chance of some showers as we head into next monday and tuesday. again, america's cup world series happening behind us. fleet week up above this weekend. if that's not good enough for you, you can take a hike over to candlestick, maybe watch some of that football action or possibly pitch your best wish to get out to the san francisco 49ers, with game one and two of the playoff series. if that's not good enough for you, there's always the strictly hardly, blue grass festival, and you can always go the distance down in san jose to the san jose half marathon. >> he must have practiced that. >> in a was perfect. >> and by the way, stanford football cal fo
by the chinese government can be used to spy on the united states. the house intelligence committee conducted a year-long investigation and said chinese companies wa wfrnltsei and zte are a threat to security. the equipment is used in telephone networks, cell phone towers, internet server farms and other communications. in a separate but related piece of news, telecom equipment maker sysco is accusing zte of reselling equipment to the iranians in violation of u.s. law. reuters says sysco has ended its businessness relationship with zte. the chairman of the house committee on intelligence suggests no one, not verizon, comcast, at&t should buy equipment from wawei or zte. critics of the report say if congress is really being genuine that chinese products could be doctored in a way to stop spying, why stop at those two? after all, parts of just about any device including sysco's or apple's or hp's or any other company tend to be made in china. back to you. >> thank you, scott. >>> let's check back in with christina loren to find out what's happening outside. fill us in on the forecast. what's ha
for a while, libya, of course that has been an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, benghazi and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the militias. darryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the embassy in tripoli, last february, asking to leave a special team in libya for another four months. the commander of that team will reportedly testify that ambassador chris stevens, who of course died in the raid, wanted to keep the team even longer but of course was let down. the 16-member team was replaced by a smaller unit of agents, it is not clear how long they stayed tonight, they say the original team was being phased out as libya teams took over, and could not have prevented the fatal attack in benghazi. the top terrorism official is on his way to libya to make his own assessment tomorrow. so you can tell the white hou
it flavored for children. the sources estimate there are 7500 advance compounding pharmacies in the united states, with 3,000 of those providing what is called sterile compounding medicine, like the steroid injection that is believed to be the source of the fungal meningitis. the investigation continues, into the source of the contamination late tonight, the house committee and commerce committee requesting the information as part of the investigation into the outbreak. and that information should happen sometime next week. >>> thank you, rehema ellis covering the story. >>> and today, the attention around the world is focused on the 14-year-old girl targeted for assassination by the taliban. she has become a worldwide symbol of the fight for freedom and the fight for all girls to get an education. we get an update on her condition today from nbc's amna nawaz. she covers pakistan for us >> reporter: good evening, less than three days after she was shot by the taliban coming home from her school, malala yousufzai is showing signs of improvement. doctors deemed her stable enough today to be
country, a great optimism for the continuing vital rule of the united states senate and the governance of our democracy. >> arlen specter was 82. >>> we turn now to that outbreak of meningitis cases tied to steroid injections from a pharmacy in massachusetts. today the cdc said the number of cases has risen to 205 in 14 states. all this is bringing new scrutiny to a specialized part of the pharmacy industry. we get more from nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> she was the type of person that everyone loved. she was dynamic, she was loving. >> reporter: george carol's wife was getting what she thought was a routine steroid injection for back pain and it killed her. it turns out the company that compounded the drug -- in 2002 and 2003, the f -- in 2004 a man died from a contaminated injection, necc settled the lawsuit. in 2006, the fda issued a warning left for necc to stop marketing the cream. they produced thousands of doses of the steroid. >> when was the last time either the food and drug administration or the massachusetts board of pharmacy were visiting this bus
hearing manufacturer in the united states. once a year, he comes to yankees stadium and sets up shop for hearing-impaired kids and adults who couldn't afford the latest models. >> i have new ears today, i am happy. >> we're going to put this over the ear. >> reporter: austin fits stephanie with state-of-the-art devices. >> i can hear that. >> can you hear that? >> yes. >> is it loud enough? >> reporter: devices her mom's insurance won't cover. >> it is like a new shoe, okay? >> reporter: after years of silence, stephanie can hear. when is the last time you heard out of your left ear? >> before second grade, and i'm in tenth grade now. >> so more than eight years? >> yes. >> does the room sound different? >> yes, it sounds louder. >> sounds louder? and is that loudness annoying? why is it annoying? >> because i'm not like used to having the sound into my left ear, so it is overwhelming for me. >> reporter: austin has given the gift of hearing all over the world, to some 800,000 people in the past 12 years. >> together, we do better, yes, i feel better. you feel better, we both win. >>
-year-old boy has been asked to study in russia and he is one of the youngest dancers in the united states who has ever been asked to train there. nbc's sarah story has the story. >> reporter: in an industry that's dominated by girls, there stands an 11-year-old holding on to a dream of his own. >> to become one of the best dancers in the world, or try to be. >> reporter: george is on his way. he's been invited to train at one of the world's most prestigious ballet academies. >> i was excited and overjoyed to hear that. >> the invitation comes after a six-week summer audition in connecticut. georgia's parents say he's one of the youngest americans and only boy from texas that will train there. >> he said, i want to do this and i want to go to russia. so george is one, like my other two, when he makes up his mind to do something he wants to do it. >> i have really mixed feelings. even more so than probably my son taking dance. i was really torn about thinking about him being over half a world away. >> reporter: the decision to let him train in moscow has not been easy. the tuition is
including some people who were undecided in their room thought he was trude the president of the united states and rude to the moderator and just pushy -- chris: by the way -- >> also obama was trying to look steely. chris: women like robotic husbands. would you move the couch? would you take out the trash? >> he's not going to win on women's issues. the only way he can say is i don't represent this special interest, i represent the national interest. to me it's cringe inducing to play the target there. chris: when we come back, scoops and predictions. tell me something i don't know. chris: welcome back. mike, tell me something i don't know. >> there are 15 days left in the race. i think bill clinton will be campaigning for barack obama on nearly 11 of 12 of those days. chris: with obama? >> no, no, no, with obama or democrats. >> widely circulated report that hillary clinton had told a magazine that one of her former aides that women not having it all. that she was the catcher in the rye read by the interviewers teenage daughter. so it was completely out of context. >> oh, my goodness,
echo the other on an array of foreign policy declarations. >> as long as i'm president of the united states, iran will not get a nuclear weapon. >> a nuclear iran -- a nuclear capable iran is unacceptable to america. >> i will stand with israel if they are attacked. >> we will stand with israel. and if israel is attacked, we have their back. >> reporter: one of the few times mr. romney went hard at the president referred to this private remark caught on tape earlier this year between mr. obama and the former russian president dmitri medvedev. >> i'm not going to wear rose colored glasses when it comes to russia or mr. putin. and i'm certainly not going to say to him, i'll give you more flexibility after the election. after the election, he'll get more backbone. >> reporter: the president got traction responding to this frequent attack line from mr. romney. >> the president began an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. and by the way, you skipped israel our closest friend in the region. but you went to the other nations. >> when i went t
of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for the endorsement. >>> a former member of vice president's biden's staff has written a tell-all book. he bashes him as an eeg maniacal auto krat. aides say the president has not read the book. >>> "30 rock" star tina fey ripped into todd akin and richard mourdock after they made -- >> if i have to listen to one more gray faced man with a $2 haircut explain to me what rape is, i'm going to lose my mind. >> here is a look at other stories making news today. >>> in georgia, things for one family, losing their 20-year home to foreclosure actually got worse. preparing to move out, they posted a craigslist ad for a giveaway of furniture and other household items outside the house. big crowds showed up early while the family was out, broke in the house and cleaned it out. they stole practically all of their belongings. unreal. >>> to southern california, not a bird, not a plane, but that guy. a two-foot long fell from the sky and flopped onto the 12th tee of a golf course. the two-pound le
're proud of being president of the united states. i applaud colin for standing with him. >> reporter: sununu released a statement, calling colin a friend, but not apologizing. i don't doubt that it was based on anything but the support of the president's policies. and we reached out to the romney campaign for comment, but they offered nothing in addition to sununu's statement. >> all right, peter in ohio, thank you, this brings us to our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. so chuck, this is the field in front of us, john sununu said that colin powell endorsed the president because they're both black guys. another endorses president obama for president, by mistake, and romney talks about the piece of property, accepting help from stimulus money. beyond unforced errors, the romney's campaign is to put together the electoral and not the popular vote in the math, in the next ten days to push the victory. >> that is right the magic number, 270, here the states in yellow are the states we believe are toss-ups, the ones which we just don't know. they may lean
back. >>> 1 in 88 children born in the united states has autism. but there may be some new hope for families effected by the disorder. as nbc bay area shows us stem cells from core blood are breaking new medical ground. >> reporter: researchers hope what's inside cord blood can reverse the impact of autism. >> now i feel great. and i don't have any pain and i don't have to visit the dra doctor all the time. >> reporter: after all, a core blood treatment cured her sickle cell anemia. it's on the forefront of the first fda clinical trial of its kind investigating whether the stem cells in cord blood may be able to cure autism. >> this initial pilot study will accept 30 children between the ages of 2 and 7 who have a confirmed diagnosis of autism that's not known to be caused by a genetic factor. >> reporter: those children will receive infusions of their own stem cells, which they cannot reject. they were collected in their cord blood banked when they were newborns and stored in the registry. the research will be done at the center neuroscience institute in sacramento. the theory
that produce about 7% of the total capacity in the united states. in new york trading just the threat of the storms has boosted gasoline and heating oil prices. >>> the presidential election comes on the heels of halloween of course. every four years. here's a statistic you haven't heard. political mask sales at spirit halloween stores nationwide have predicted the winner of the last four presidential cycles and that's actually since the company started keeping tabs. nationwide the obama mask is leading romney right now 60-40%, but the latest rasmussen poll shows the president trailing romney by 4% while a poll in "new york times" shows the opposite. the polls are unpredictable. we get the real results on election day. right now we're bringing in the real honest henry from comcast sports net. henry, how are you today? >> did you say honest? >> die. >> did you say honest. i need to you talk to my wife for me. tell her i'm honest. i would be out of the dog house. she thinks i'm a big liar. coming up in sports, two more victories and we can call the g-man 2012 world champions. there's be
$77.7 million in 25 countries. it opens in the united states on friday. >>> in sports now, san francisco swept detroit in four straight games to win their second world series in three years. with the score tied in the tenth ingmar co-scutaro singled to center and the giants went ahead of the tigers 4-3. in the bottom of the tenth, san francisco sealed the sweep. >> again, the 2-2 pitch. got him looking! and the giants have won it all! >>> now to the nfl, peyton manning led the broncos to a 34-14 win over drew brees and the new orleans saints. atlanta remained the nfl's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 win over philadelphia. >>> just ahead, bill karins will have the very latest as the east coast braces for hurricane sandy. please stay with us. >>> welcome back on this monday. of course, the big weather story all across the country is what's going to happen with hurricane sandy as it makes landfall in new jersey later this evening. the only other weather system on the map is the one that went through the northwest yesterday, into billings later today. showery weather behind it. te
live in san diego. expect the best weather in the whole united states. it is fogged in. that is crazy. >> reporter: it has been crazier for the two who are bracing themselves for what they will see when they get home hopefully tomorrow afternoon. >> we can fix the property. that is not the issue. everybody has to be safe. that's all we're praying for. >> reporter: back here live at the board. you can see the jfk flights say they are on time. those are for tonight. officials say expect those to change to canceled for new york airports. the one silver lining is d.c. up to boston. those flights may bring flights in and depart. airlines may look to add flights tonight and red eye options. the best option for you as a passenger is to check directly with the airline. reporting live for nbc bay area news. >> stephanie, thanks. here in the bay area, we had nothing to complain about. just some fog. >>> just some fog. we want to take a closer look at sandy and the projected path and intensity as we head through the next 48 hours. i want to start with some storm reports. new york, record storm s
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